Randy Olson - 1 year ago 125

Python Question

I'm using Python's NetworkX package to calculate a bunch of network statistics for networks of varying size. I'm sweeping an independent parameter that systematically prunes edges, so sometimes a small network will become disconnected from the main network. Is there an easy way to detect and remove those smaller disconnected networks in NetworkX?

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Answer Source

Sorin is correct. The function is called `connected_component_subgraphs`

in NetworkX.

Here's some code that finds the largest network in a NetworkX graph:

```
cur_graph = # whatever graph you're working with
if not nx.is_connected(cur_graph):
# get a list of unconnected networks
sub_graphs = nx.connected_component_subgraphs(cur_graph)
main_graph = sub_graphs[0]
# find the largest network in that list
for sg in sub_graphs:
if len(sg.nodes()) > len(main_graph.nodes()):
main_graph = sg
cur_graph = main_graph
```

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